OBITUARY

Lucy Anne McElroy

April 16, 1932December 27, 2018
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Lucy A. McElroy passed away peacefully surrounded by her adoring family December 27, 2018 aged 86 years.

She is pre-deceased by beloved husband Robert McElroy and siblings Genaro Ponzio and Adrian Fanelli. She is survived by loving children: John McElroy (Lucy), Kathleen Schweigart (John), Susan Davis (Thomas), Robert McElroy (Kristin Larkin); grandchildren: Sharon Blackborow (Paul), Jennifer Davis, Joshua Davis (Aubrey), Kristin Gore, Nichole String (Jeffery), Gregory McElroy, Stephanie Heritage (John), Christopher McElroy (Samantha), Zachary Schweigart, Jonathan McElroy, Miriam Payne, Brianna McElroy, Kaitlyn McElroy, Alexander McElroy and Manny Cabrera Bernal as well as 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings: Jules “Babe” Ponzio (Ann Marie), James Ponzio (Anna), sister in law Mary Ellen Ponzio as well as many nieces and nephews.

During her life, Lucy loved to attend Philadelphia team sports games; Phillies, Flyers and Eagles. She proudly worked for Spectrum, was a crossing guard for many years in southwest Philly, loved to bowl and play bingo. She was a seamstress all of her life and notably made wedding gowns and formal dresses for her children’s weddings and special occasions. She was a lifelong faithful Christian and loved to sing, especially along to popular musicals. Lucy always retained a youthful nature and loved to stay relevant with pop culture with her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving and attentive mother and grandmother with an unparalleled zest for life, strong will and sense of humor that will be missed by all who loved her.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Viewing Wednesday January 2, 2019, 10:00AM-12:00PM at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, 226 W. Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ. A Service will be held at 12:00PM with Interment to follow in New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. In lieu of flowers, suggested donations in Lucy’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association. Guests are encouraged to attend wearing Philadelphia sports team shirts or jerseys in Lucy’s memory. Please leave your remembrances of Lucy below.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert McElroy, Husband
  • John McElroy, Son
  • Lucy ., Daughter-in-law
  • Kathleen Schweigart, Daughter
  • John ., Son-in-law
  • Susan Davis, Daughter
  • Thomas ., Son-in-law
  • Robert McElroy, Son
  • Sharon Blackborow, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Davis, Grandchild
  • Joshua Davis, Grandchild
  • Kristin Gore, Grandchild
  • Nichole String, Grandchild
  • Gregory McElroy, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Heritage, Grandchild
  • Christopher McElroy, Grandchild
  • Zachary Schweigart, Grandchild
  • Jonathan McElroy, Grandchild
  • Miriam Payne, Grandchild
  • Brianna McElroy, Grandchild
  • Kaitlyn McElroy, Grandchild
  • Alexander McElroy, Grandchild
  • Manny Cabrera Bernal, Grandchild
  • Jules "Babe" Ponzio, Brother
  • Ann Marie ., Sister-in-law
  • James Ponzio, Brother
  • Anna ., Sister-in-law
  • Genaro Ponzio, Brother
  • Mary Ellen ., Sister-in-law
  • Adrian Fanelli, Sister
  • Lucy also leaves behind 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Viewing Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, January 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Lucy Anne McElroy

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Geraldine Fanelli-Ciervo

December 29, 2018

Whenever I babysat all the children at Adrian and Joe's, Lucy would always ask, "How do you do it," when they would all come home and find all the children lined up on the floor fast asleep and me sitting comfortably in the easy chair.

We shared many fond memories. Especially when we had to plan Adrian's wedding shower. And, the frolicking fun we had choosing bridesmaid dresses at Silverman's on South Street. How could I ever forget visiting her and Bob and while sitting with the kids on the floor a friendly mouse joined us, and I was not at all bothered. Everyone laughed.

Love and Miss you Miss Lucy.

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